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Interim Finance Controller / Manager

Interim Finance Controller / Manager

May 09, 2019

Interim Finance Controller / Manager
Location: Nr Kettering, Northants                                                       
Rate: Excellent competitive rates

We are representing a highly successful Company, which is part of a privately owned Group offering a diverse range of products and services, operating mainly in the Construction Sector.  Established in the 1930s the business has grown extensively and their vision and approach is very much in the 21st Century.  

The Role:

We have an exciting opportunity for an Interim Finance Controller/Manager, responsible for all day to day financial, accounting and administrative activities and being the lead financial person for all day to day financial queries and administrative matters.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensures delivery of timely and accurate management accounts and KPIs for each Group company to timescales agreed with the FD to identify results, trends and financial forecasts to the board
  • Production of largest trading company within the Group business management information on a monthly basis including Board report
  • Producing Consolidated Income Statements and Statements of Financial Position
  • Ensures tight control and management of the balance sheets of the businesses, with monthly reconciliations completed and effective stewardship of business assets
  • Successfully manages cash flow with the FD by accurate forecasting and interventions in administrative functions to allow efficient billing and effective collections of funds as well as managing supplier payments where required
  • Supervises, manages and develops the operational financial team of:
    • Accounts Receivable / Credit Control
    • Account Payable
    • Payroll
  • Compiles rolling quarterly sales and profit forecasts and working the FD
  • Ensures full compliance of PAYE, VAT and Corporation Tax rules and regulations across all businesses and ensures on time submission of returns
  • Develops a close working partnership between Finance and the Commercial/QS departments and all Group businesses
  • Prepares the first draft annual budget for each company in conjunction with FD in line with agreed timelines
  • Ensures financial audit compliance of the businesses for all group companies
  • Takes responsibility for all group administrative processes and financial parts of business operating systems, continually looking for improvements in workflow and cost
  • Responsible for the Treasury function and group cash flow by accurate forecasting

The Person:

  • You will have an excellent work ethic, an ability to pick up multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, thinking ahead and ensuring attention to detail in your work will be essential qualities
  • The ideal candidate will be an individual who is motivated and driven to demonstrate their skills to develop the finance business processes and themselves
  • The management team will look for an individual who is a self-starter, proactive and has the right characteristics to define the role and develop it to the needs of the growing business

Qualifications and Education:

  • Ideally the candidate will be a Qualified Accountant with at least 4-5 years post qualification experience
  • Previous experience in a Finance Controller role
  • Excellent experience and knowledge of Excel and Sage200
  • Strong communication skills both internally and externally
  • Experienced in providing management accounts
  • Excellent IT skills and very familiar with Excel, Sage200 and Office 365

To apply in confidence email your CV to our retained consultancy Kendall Poole Consulting to Helen Regan, Account Manager at hr@kendallpoole.com quoting reference HR-IFC/M-2426 or contact me on 01564 333322 for an initial discussion.  Suitable candidates will be contacted within 2-3 days.